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A special business-development session for defense industry manufacturers will be held next week through STEAM Engine USA. more
Since May 5, thousands of visitors have flocked to the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Fort Adams State Park, but downtown merchants said they had mixed experiences in welcoming the tourists. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average over the past month to the lowest level in 15 years and underscoring labor-market strength. more
American shoppers’ reluctance to open their wallets has economists stumped. more
The promoter of “Ironman” events will forfeit $2.8 million raised from an illegal lottery that gave athletes a chance to enter its annual championship in Hawaii. more
Providence College contributed nearly $200 million to the economies of the state of Rhode Island and the city of Providence in fiscal 2014, according to a study by the college’s Office of Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations. more
A “State of the States” municipal credit report showed that Rhode Island ranked 40th, an eight spot improvement over last year. more
Voters here on Tuesday narrowly approved a casino plan for the Brockton Fairgrounds by 143 votes, according to the Brockton Enterprise. more
Sales at U.S. retailers were little changed in April, starting the second quarter on a weak note as Americans remained reluctant to splurge. more
The cash sales share in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 32.1 percent in February, an increase of 3.3 percentage points compared with the same period a year ago, according to CoreLogic. more
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